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H P Officejet V40 on the blink

Tom, after moving from one place to another, a few weeks later I put my desk top back together and the problem is that my printer's On light only blinks and does not stay on nomatter what other buttons I press. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the software quite a few times with no success.
What can I do to get it back on track
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  • c7t2g Oct 10, 2008

    I received this printer from a freind and it worked fine for him I hooked up on my laptop and downloaded driver etc from net but when the power gets to the printer it just flashes the on light and rerads self test. I tried the answer you gave unplugging and then # and 6 and get a the messgae but cannot do anything it just goes back to clicking and flashing the light and reading self test. I did read there may be a problem with the ink catridges since there is a clicking noise but dont know how to check

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Unplug the power cord from the All-In-One when there is still power in the unit, also unplug it from the wall outlet.
Leave the cable unplugged for at least 1Min.
Connect the power cord directly to a wall outlet without any surg protector (if possible try switching outlets) and before connecting it to the All-In-One press and hold the # and no 6 button in the All-In-One and connect the power cord to the All-In-One do not release the keys until it says semifull reset or if the screen goes blank release the keys and turn the power on in the All-In-One.
Then check to see if the unit is OK

Good Luck

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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